Catching Fire hasn’t even begun filming, but for fans in the UK and Ireland, there is already an opportunity to win tickets to the world premiere of the film (likely to be held in Los Angeles)! Plus, the chance to be one of 100 fans to watch the “unseen version” of The Hunger Games (though we have no idea what that means!). Here’s the competition from Digital Spy:
To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of The Hunger Games, out on September 3, 2012, Digital Spy is giving you the chance to attend an exclusive screening of the ‘unseen version’ of the film at London’s O2 Arena.
In addition to tickets to the screening itself, in true Hunger Games style we’ll be selecting 12 Tributes from our pool of winners. These 12 tributes will venture onto the Arena roof, where their names will be entered into a select ‘reaping’ bowl. One lucky tribute will win a pair of tickets to the world premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The contest ends on August 23, 2012, and entrants must be at least 15 year old and be available to travel to the O2 Arena in London on August 30 at 8 PM (they’ll choose the winner for the premiere tickets before the screening event). You must be a resident of the UK or the Republic of Ireland to enter. Read the full terms and conditions for additional details.
The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray is available for pre-order starting today (with a release date of August 18th), and Walmart is launching a contest for one fan to win a trip to the Los Angeles premiere of Catching Fire.
To enter, just preorder the DVD at Walmart.com, and within 72 hours, you’ll receive a promotional code and sweepstakes entry instructions.The contest is open to U.S. residents, ages13 or older at time of entry, and ends August 26th, 2012.
Here are the details on how to enter without pre-ordering the DVD:
To enter the Promotion by mail, without the submission of a Code, entrant must hand print first and last name, street address, city, state, code, daytime telephone number, date of birth and (if applicable) email address on a postcard and mail to “Catching Fire Premiere Sweepstakes,” PO Box 6041, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413 (each a “Mail-in Entry” and collectively the “Mail-in Entries”). All Mail-in Entries must be postmarked by August 27, 2012 and received by September 1, 2012.
Back in February, The Hunger Games Germany fansite created some amazing fanbooks for The Hunger Games cast, including more than 150 graphics, pictures, artwork and letters from fans in Germany and around the world. According to the site, they wanted to create something that would show how excited and thankful fans were to see the movie.
During the movie premiere in Germany on March 16th, they had the opportunity to give the 50-page books to Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Gary Ross and Elizabeth Banks. In their words:
At 19.00 o’clock we met someone from our distrubutor. She escorted us to the VIP-lounge, were the stars were supposed to be after the red (or better black) carpet event. We were really nervous and waited for about half an hour, but to wait really was worth it!
At first Liam came up to the VIP-Lounge, not even noticing us (guess we just waited at a corner, so no one would have notice us haha). After that our caretaker from Studiocanal told us that we can give the Fanbooks as soon as everyone came up to the VIP Lounge and since Josh really took a lot of time for his fans, we just waited and waited and waited! The next person who entered the VIP-Lounge was Elizabeth Banks. Her shoes seemed like to kill her, since she literally fell into her chair. After that Jennifer and Josh came up and disappeared into the VIP-Lounge. About 5 Minutes later Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Lawrence came out and Jennifer was like: “I guess we get something, but I don’t know what!” and all we could do was smiling. We really were so nervous! Since no one of the actors knew what’s going on, Josh, Liam and Gary took their time to come too, but Jennifer called them like “Come on we get preeeeeeesents!” what was really cute!
Watch the adorable video below to see the official handover of the books to the cast. You can see more pictures of the awesome book at HungerGamesGermany.de.
Have you ever wondered what happens inside the theater after the cast walk through the red carpets of movie premieres? Well, here’s your chance to see it for yourself. Usually, before they roll the film, the director of the film alongside the main stars of the film and the producers (when available) take the stage to say a few words and present the film to the audience.
We just got this awesome video from Lionsgate of the The Hunger Games Paris Premiere of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and Gary Ross arriving to the stage of the theater and doing just that! It’s a cool video, specially for the fact that the whole audience salutes the stars with the three-finger sign from District 11! Here some caps, watch the video above (unfortunately, it was provided with no audio).
An official video showcasing highlights from the The Hunger Games European Premiere, which took place last Wednesday, March 14, was released. The video shows the actors arriving at the red carpet, posing for the cameras and greeting fans! If you missed the live stream, this is a great recap video!